Large Distribution Company

Location: Ireland
Product: Blast Freezer with Thermo King MAGNUM PLUS
Industry: eCommerce Distribution

A large distribution company focused on fast-moving products approached CRS with the need to quickly and efficiently freeze large quantities of Eutectic Plates.

The company required many Gel Packs to be frozen regularly in its distribution centres, based in most major European cities with high population densities. To maintain an efficient cold chain, they required a solution that could freeze the plates from ambient temperature to -25ºC within 8 hours.

The gel packs were placed in insulated courier bags to deliver the cold chain products to the client within 2 hours. The process demands frozen gel packs to ensure products are delivered to the customer in the best condition.

CRS assessed the situation and recommended Blast Freezer fitted with Thermo King Magnum Plus cooling systems to precondition the Eutectic Plates. The Magnum Plus is ideal for blast freezing, being able to cool to temperatures as low as -40ºC.

Refrigerated Containers equipped with one or more Thermo King Magnum Plus cooling systems provide a stable freezing temperature for an extended time. The cooling units provide reliable temperature distribution in the whole refrigerated container or cold store without significant differences from bottom to top or from front to back, as is usually the downfall of standard freezers.

Freezer Plate Preconditioning


Many logistics and distribution companies use Phase Change Materials such as Eutectic Plates or Gel Plates for foods, retail and pharmaceutical products.

The products transported in insulated containers can benefit from the correct use of Eutectic Plates as they can prolong frozen temperatures for up to 24hrs. It highly depends on how the container is packed, the operational purpose and the ambient temperature.

For best practice advice, read our Eutectic Plates Preconditioning article.

Preconditioning Blast Freezer

Thermo King Magnum Plus

Refrigerated Containers equipped with Thermo King Magnum Plus cooling systems offer the best solution for preconditioning eutectic plates or gel packs. The Magnum Plus has been designed to maintain -40°C box temperature in a +50°C ambient environment, making them the most effective solution on the market.

Our Blast Freezers are equipped with Magnum Plus and boast a market-leading cooling capacity. They feature a fast pull-down and are specifically designed to reach the set-point faster and more accurately with precise temperature control, delivering tight specifications up to +/- 0.25ºC.

Another benefit of our Thermo King Magnum Plus freezers is the low energy consumption; the MP4000 controller on the Magnum Plus units sets a new standard in efficiency. 

Key Features

  • Fast pull-down
  • Precise temperature control
  • Low Energy Consumption
  • Proven technology & simple design

Learn more about the Thermo King Magnum Plus.

Are you looking for fast and efficient preconditioning of eutectic plates or gel packs? Here at CRS, we provide high-quality solutions to help you maintain the correct temperatures during transportation. Speak with our cold storage specialists, who are able to advise you on the best solution for your business requirements.

Published by: CRS Cold Storage

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